Muscles unclench, toxins retreat, and stagnant blood gets moving under the therapeutic hands of Casey Muck Ebert, licensed massage therapist of Rockhill Massage Therapy. Casey excels at both ends of the massage spectrum: the therapeutic and the luxurious. Whereas she targets the root causes of pain with sports and deep-tissue massages, she also eases clients into states of tension-free serenity with hot stone and Swedish massages.
The trained professionals at A Cut Above brandish their skills to refurbish appearances with hair-centric services. During the 10- to 30-minute haircut, one of these mane masters will prune shaggy head shrubberies using a choice of traditional scissors, texture-conjuring razors, or gas-powered lawn mowers. Women and men both can opt to tame unruly brows into suave submission with an eyebrow waxing. Alternately, an upper-lip waxing uproots unwanted facial hair, leaving lips smooth and aerodynamic for Olympic-grade pie-eating marathons.
At each of its locations throughout the South and Midwest, the beauty techs of Perfect Brow Bar deftly shape brows using the ancient Indian art of threading. During each session, a brow stylist twists two pieces of thread into a double strand-resembling a rope doll's DNA-that is used to quickly and precisely remove hairs from their follicular bases. The method can be less painful than other hair-removal techniques while avoiding other depilation pitfalls, such as redness and ingrown hairs. The skilled crews also handcraft intricate henna tattoos.
With more than 20 years of pampering under its salon-service belt, Blondie's bolsters fading finger façades with a bevy of buffing options. The 25-minute Shellac manicure helps protect nails from scratches and chips for up to two weeks, gifting hands a consequence-free window for putting on a jagged steel finger-puppet extravaganza. The digital indulgence starts with a routine comparable to a normal manicure, including shaping and a slathering of fresh polish, after which nails are dried one by one under a UV lamp. Roughly 10 minutes of heat treatment cures fingertips, readying them to hit the streets or perform mesmerizing feats of sign language.
Sun Resorts Tanning Salon gilds limbs with a fleet of UV tanning beds and private VersaSpa and Mystic tanning booths. To deliver even and radiant hues, the salon ensures that its beds’ lights are more closely clustered than a bunch of grapes driving a clown car and that the beds’ canopies aren’t overly arched. Patented spray-tan formulas imbue limbs with radiance without UV rays, and the salon’s Australian Gold tanning products help patrons become a beautiful shade of copper much like a crystal vase full of pennies.
Stylin’ Salon’s friendly staff utilizes experience and the latest technology to sculpt stylish hairdos and primp nails. Coiffure-deficient visitors can shorten and shape strands with a haircut and style ($25–$40), freshen up their look with a shampoo style ($15–$18), or put the strands in an updo to keep them from bullying smaller hairdos ($30+). Cuticle-care specialists burnish nails with Shellac polish ($25–$30) and keep toes looking trimmed and exquisite with pampering pedicures ($25–$30). An application of color ($60+) outfits the mane in a fashionable new hue, and a perm ($55+) supplies the hairdo with volume and flowing waves that form a Magic Eye image for passing birds.